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Working Like Dogs - Episode 163 Here Comes the Judge!
Marcie and Lovey welcome the Honorable Chief Judge Kim McGinnis and her Courthouse Facility Dog, Kiki, from the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court located north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Judge McGinnis is the first and only judge in a tribal court to utilize a Courthouse Facility Dog. Kiki is a yellow lab trained by Assistance Dogs of the West dogs to work in criminal justice settings by helping to foster a safer and more comfortable environment for children and adults. Judge McGinnis talks about the work Kiki does each day in court in such programs as the Path to Wellness Court. She also shares her journey in becoming Kiki’s handler and the ways Kiki is impacting the people served by the court and the court’s staff.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 162 Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses and Their Canine Guardians
Debbie Garcia-Bengochea stops back by to talk with Marcie and Lovey about the wonderful work that Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses have been doing since her last visit. She gives us an update on the adults and children these tiny teams are serving at hospitals, hospice and other programs. She also tells us about the enchanting Maremma sheepdogs that work alongside these mini therapy horses and the special bond they have developed with the herd.
Working Like Dogs - Episode 161 Physical Therapists’ Guide Dog Research
Ground-breaking researchers, Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr and Dr. Sue Ann Kalish from the University of North Georgia College of Health Sciences and Professions visit with Marcie and Lovey about the work they are doing to study guide dogs and their human partners with visual impairments. Listen in as they talk about some of their major research findings, how you can participate in their study and their plans for future work. Their research findings will be a game changer in the guide dog world, as it impacts how humans navigate the world with their guide dog.
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